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OPOWER is an industry leader in Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid software. Through their patentpending approach, they have successfully converted large-scale customer engagement into a highly reliable energy efficiency program that delivers unprecedented energy savings to their utility partners. Modern DC Business recently sat down with OPOWER CEO Dan Yates and President Alex Lasky.

What does O stand for in OPOWER?
There’s no one answer: the O represents many different things to many different people, all of them positive. We love it for its openness, optimism, and limitless opportunity.

Your company provides a software solution in the cutting edge business of  Smart Grid. Please explain for non-industry experts why they should get excited about Smart  Grid? What does it mean to the average consumer?

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Interview originally posted on I AM Modern Magazine

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Salt and Pepper Cooking Classes a Hit at White Flint Mall

Salt and Pepper Cooking Classes a Hit at White Flint Mall

Home Cooks Brian Reeve and Chef "Tee" Terrell Danley showed everyone how to whip up great, no fuss foods for the big game.

The guys educated, entertained and gave out samples of the following dishes:

 *   Brian's Cheer-rific Chili! -- Brian spices things up with his version of this hearty one-pot classic.

 *   Chef Tee's Poppin' Potato Skins --  Chef Tee works his magic by sprucing up baked potatoes with Brian's Cheer-rific Chilli.

 *   Chef Tee's Flaming Hot Wings -- Chef Tee puts his spin on America's most popular Super Bowl dish.

 *   Brian's Easy Guacamole -- This is so easy and good that you'll make it for every party.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Germantown Man Recieves $200K for Wrong Arrest Settlement

Germantown Man Recieves $200K for Wrong Arrest Settlement

On Nov. 29, 2007, Yakov Shapiro, a distinguished violinist, was preparing for a day of family and music — his two great loves — when there was a knock at the door of his Germantown, Md., home.  The Maryland Daily Record reports that when Shapiro opened the door, three Montgomery County police officers asked the 60-year-old immigrant his name and then announced, to his shock, that he was under arrest. The charges: child sexual abuse.

Come to find, the police had the wrong “Y. Shapiro.” The Baltimore police detective investigating the real molester, a former bar mitzvah teacher in Baltimore named Yisroel Shapiro, had made a careless error in drawing up the warrant.